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Old 12-07-2017, 11:47 PM
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I want to run a vintage class at the track I own. Are there any rules anywhere that can give me some guidelines ?

I have a bunch of people that want to run it, just want to have some rules in place.

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I want to run a vintage class at the track I own. Are there any rules anywhere that can give me some guidelines ?

I have a bunch of people that want to run it, just want to have some rules in place.

Thanks,
Kevin
Have a drivers meeting with these people wanting to run a vintage class...
You guys come up with a sensible rule set and run with it.
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I'm going back a bunch of years, but my track had 2 classes. Stock and Pro-Stock. The only difference being was Pro-Stock was the class for the plastic chassis cars. That way we didn't have a Hornet racing against a JRX-2.
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U.S. Vintage Trans-Am R/C Racing Series

Here ya go!! From here you can select the rules for VTA, GTA, or F1 & then modify or choose not to enforce certain ones. For example, you may choose NOT to run with the driver figure installed or allow other motors not on the approved list.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:11 AM
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Perhaps a 'Vintage Day' would be an option to a Vintage Class? With concourse judging the primary and on-track an option. Some owners might be reluctant to put their vintage into wheel-to-wheel competition, so offer the on-track option as a single car timed lap event. Heck, adding to the vintage theme, time it with a manual stop watch instead of an electronic system.

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Originally Posted by Tamiyadan View Post
no brushless motors and no lipo and life batteries.

wait for the endless Crying and Whining that will occur, followed by infant like rage.
if an RC10T3 would be legal id be down for that! just let me wake up my nicd's and ill be ready to rock.
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Originally Posted by SirKarnage View Post
Have a drivers meeting with these people wanting to run a vintage class...
You guys come up with a sensible rule set and run with it.
^ That would probably be your best bet. You may also want to keep the drivers to sportsman or above and/or make rules that make sure there is no bumper cars allowed. Like if there is damage by contact that could have been avoided, they have to pay for replacement parts. A "play nice or pay" rule.

Look in to how SCCA runs there Real Car vintage classes as far as contact goes. Maybe you can get ideas from that too..

Other then that, brushed motors with a set turn only* and Stick packs** to keep the field fair and at the right race wight for the time frame.

*https://www.amainhobbies.com/yeah-ra...t-0019/p529877
**https://www.amainhobbies.com/kyosho-...iABEgI-rPD_BwE

These are only sugested motor and batter packs that fit most vintage cars and trucks.

But, it's your track so you get to make the rules.
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just a thought. how about a classic "plastic" class. i.e tamiya. they would all use silver can motors (cheap and easy) and classic "race" class, rc10's and jrx-whatevers with 17.5 blinky? I think that would level a lot of the playing field and allow everyone to run. Id also allow lipo's, everyone has them and lets face it, they are far superior. I know some people will show up with say an egress and want to race a field of hornets but you cant make everyone happy. remember... in the end this is all supposed to be fun
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:20 AM
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if your going to have a Vintage class.rules need to be set..ie
Year max or b4
tires
Battery types?
esc Brushed.
mods in that era or after
bodys allowed?
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Could come up with whatever the locals want, or go with guidelines from the Vintage off road nats. Vintage Offroad Nationals
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Link above is your best shot. But yes, let's be honest an RC10 that looks vintage which basically is running a modern slipper set up off a B4 with long arms, big bore shocks, brushless power/LIPO and such is practically a modern buggy. Especially if you expect a guy with a Hornet to be in the same class.

Best thing I think vintage could do would be to require everyone use a handout silver can motor.
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just establish a set of solid rules and race by them.techining will be necessary ..
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